Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley is an analyst of the payments industry on a daily basis for 32 years covering payment cards and payment systems from both the business side and the consumer side. McKinley is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. In his prior position, McKinley has participated in more than 10,000 documented news media interviews, testified as an expert witness in two separate $billion+ U.S. anti-trust trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, assisted the GAO with paymentsIMG_2006 (1).jpeg reports, chaired numerous business conferences and provided C-Suite opinion to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. In retirement, he has continued developing and funding digital media assets as well as contributing payments related analysis/content to a broad list of online publishers, including CardFlash, CardTrak and CardData. McKinley is also a national certified mentor with the non-profit SCORE organization with a focus on assisting Fintech startups. www.robert-mckinley.com

Briefs: PAYROC; CHOSEN; BLUEBIRD; and KOUPON

In Other News: PAYROC (acquisition); CHOSEN (NLA); BLUEBIRD (website); and KOUPON (Verifone) PAYROC-Payroc LLC, a leading merchant services and payment processing organization, announced today that it has acquired the assets of payment gateway and merchant account provider The iTransact Group, LLC. The transaction results in a notable expansion of Payroc’s payments business, adding 300 trusted…

Safdar Khan

MC Names Division President for Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei

MasterCard has ankled Safdar Khan as Division President for Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, responsible for delivering increased value to Mastercard stakeholders by driving the implementation of the company’s digital payment technologies. The new role and division will be headquartered in Jakarta, where Mr. Khan will be based, and recognizes the growing importance of the developing…

Mexico FinTech to Offer Financial Inclusion

Mexico FinTech to Offer Financial Inclusion

Financial Technology companies (FinTech) are becoming important players in the Mexican financial system and could support financial inclusion. As a Latin American market with significant growth opportunities for FinTech, these companies could help increase the country’s financial intermediation levels, which are among the lowest in the region. Fitch Ratings says according to Inegi’s (National Institute…

Retailers Plan to Utilize an Order Management System Across Channels

Retailers Plan to Utilize an Order Management System Across Channels

About 56% of retailers indicate their top digital priority is to create a consistent brand experience across channels. Retailers understand that consumers expect a personalized, seamless experience wherever, whenever and however they shop and they are focused on delivering a unified experience. According to the BRP 2016 Digital Commerce Survey, today’s unified commerce imperative moves…